OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City man was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment after pleading guilty to child sex trafficking.
According to U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr., Ronald Spivey Jr., 48, of Oklahoma City was arrested in July 2013 when he attempted to coerce and entice a person he believed to be a 17-year-old female to work as a prostitute.
“My office will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners in finding, capturing, and prosecuting sex traffickers. Those who seek to profit from exploiting minors will be punished to the law’s fullest extent,” said U.S. Attorney Williams. “I commend the Tulsa Police Department and Oklahoma City Police Department for their excellent collaboration on this joint investigation.”
Authorities say in late July of 2013, Spivey and Kimberly Haven, 26, traveled from Oklahoma City to Tulsa for the purpose of recruiting for their prostitution business a girl whom Spivey believed to be 17 years of age.
In actuality, Spivey was communicating with an undercover Tulsa Police Department officer.
According to officials Spivey exchanged multiple text messages with the undercover officer in which he asked her birthday and even offered to take her to Vegas or Florida to work for him and make money.
On July 31, 2013, Spivey and Haven were arrested in Tulsa at a location where they had arranged to meet the “17-year-old girl.”